So this is not entirely related to family and children but I figured people with a family were more likely to have advice. We recently had a baby and thus are moving into a bigger apartment. The problem is that the living room space is a little small, so we're thinking of opening up one of the rooms and having the big tatami room next to it as the living space. I've never dealt with tatami before and was wondering how careful you have to be with; can you put a western style sofa on it? How about a coffee table and tv stand? Is there any special care or advice you have regarding tatami?
Also, keeping young baby in mind, does it stain or get stuff smushed in between it easily(ie: food and drinks)? If so, is it easy to clean?